Internal Revenue Service
Time is running out for South Floridians scrambling to put the finishing touches on their state and federal tax returns ahead of tonight’s midnight filing deadline.
With the normal tax day coming on a federal holiday, everyone who hasn’t filed a return has an extra 24 hours to file their returns. Still, with the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday April 17th coming, there are plenty of taxpayers with last minute questions.
Tax refund scams are not new, but they’re costing Uncle Sam, and by default, you, as much as $10 billion a year and the current laws may not be strong enough to protect taxpayers from sophisticated tax thieves.
A sophisticated scam is running rampant nationwide, and even the savviest taxpayers are falling for it.
How would you feel if you found out you gave the US government cash that should be in your pocket? The feds say in Florida alone they are holding $67 million they owe people– maybe you –simply because you haven’t asked for it back, and time is running out.
Identity theft has become so prevalent in South Florida that local Internal Revenue Service offices have been forced to limit how many customers can enter their offices earlier this week.
If you thought you were ahead of the game by filing your federal tax return early so you could get your refund faster, think again.-
There is good news for South Floridians who simply can’t file their tax returns on time.
A federal judge in Miami has ordered the Miccosukee tribe to turn over financial records to the Internal Revenue Service which has launched a probe into their gambling profits.
Anticipating a last minute rush of taxpayers who need help, local Internal Revenue Service offices will be extending their hours this weekend and weekend to help those who need last minute assistance.